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August 25, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Four Hands-Free Technologies to Transform a Business

What does the glass factory of the future look like? Perhaps it's completely hands-free, connected by a complex series of equipment, trolleys and conveyers that end in a perfectly constructed insulating glass unit. Whether a company is investing in automation for the first time or already has an automated line or two, there are some key points in the process in which to consider hands-free technologies. Read more...

Business news
Vitro Announces New Float Line in Mexico
Special-Lite Agrees to Purchase Omega Door Frame Products Business
Former Cardinal Shower Execs to Launch Tempering Business in Kentucky
Rugby Architectural Building Products Opens Denver Distribution Center
Industry news
AAMA Releases Updated Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components
ABI Remains Positive in July
Express Learning Preview: Intertek, Mr. ShowerDoor, AmesburyTruth and SAGE
People news
GGI Expands Sales Team
Kawneer Sales Rep Paul Cannon Passes Away
Schott North America Names Michael Platt Plant Manager
Product Spotlight
Erdman Automation

The Erdman® Structural/Cap Bead Semi-Automated Sealant Applicator for Commercial Glass is joy stick controlled by your operator offering greater accuracy of the sealant application due to increased visibility provided by the cameras and monitors. This feature works especially well for larger curtain wall and multi-light panels. This machine has the ability to apply either the structural sealant or the cap bead. Consolidated into one streamlined system, the switch between applications requires minimal fuss, reducing waste in time, floor space and resources.

What do you mean glass didn't tint automatically when you were a kid?
By Chad Simkins

The year is 2040 and my grandson asks me, “Grandpa, what do you mean glass didn’t tint automatically when you were a kid? Geez you had it rough!”

From the Fabricator: Blacklisting Battle
By Max Perilstein

On the general contracting side of the construction business there’s an interesting battle happening that is due to come to a head this coming week—blacklisting. What does it mean for the glass industry?

Great Glazing
JW Marriott at LA Live

Contract glazier: BAPKO Metal Inc.
Glass fabricator: GlasPro

The new JW Marriott hotel at LA Live is part of the revitalization of the Los Angeles downtown, once known for a conspicuous absence of glamor. Cutting a distinct silhouette in the Los Angeles skyline, the JW Marriott's high-concept design ethic extends all the way to the ground floor in the massive glass canopy over the main entrance. Read more...

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